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Record: My Grandmother Worked


My Grandmother Worked

Video Call Number: Location:
393 Biddle Law Library

Production Company

Third World Newsreel

Year: Running Time: Format:
1995 0:06 VHS


This short is an interrogation of the videomakers own experience as a black woman working as a nanny for a white family in NYC. Intercutting images of her former place of employment on the opulent Upper West side with photographs of her grandmother who also worked as a nanny and who raised "two generations of white children", Dixon draws on her grandmothers experience in this search for an understanding of the issues around race, gender and class that delineate the historically loaded work she and her grandmother have shared.


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